The MBK Center in Bangkok, Thailand is similar to Singapore’s Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road. It specialises on mainly electronics and gadgets and there are numerous IT gadget shops inside. It also houses a cinema theatre and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from (familiar taste of Burger King and Swensens are also here). I feel MBK Center is more targeted towards tourists rather than locals. The locals don’t quite buy their stuffs here.
♥♥♥ Mango Sticky Rice
Every shopping mall has its own food court and so does MBK Center. They sell one of the famous dessert you must try in Thailand and that is the mango sticky rice. There are also another variation of it with durian. Both are so good you will get hooked onto eating everyday in Thailand. The food courts price it more expensively compared to street vendors selling the same product. You might like to try in both locations and also, if you are visiting Chatuchak Weekend Market, its another good place to get your dose of this goodness at a cheaper spending.
Other than dessert, try their beef noodles soup that’s going to call you to order one after another you finish. Its absolutely tasty and the soup is rich in flavour.
Beside the entrance of the food court, there is a separate store selling crepes. Look at that simply mouth-watering varieties they offer!
Worthy of note, there are a few shops selling local produce and souvenirs. You should avoid these shops for your purchases of souvenirs. For example, I bought a packet of the all time favourites Pork Floss Rolls for 180 thai baht at Central World Plaza supermarket but my friend bought the same thing for 290 thai baht at one of these shops. A whopping 110 thai baht that’s about SGD$4.50. There are also plenty of good buys for bringing back home at Chatuchak Weekend Market, and you can practise your slashing and haggling, much cheaper than MBK Center.
To get to MBK Center, the nearest MRT station is National Stadium BTS Station. You only need to walk 2mins, along the exit showing bridge linking to MBK Center. It is easy to spot MBK Center, its the building with dark blue glass panels with a big MBK name facing the main road.
Opening hours 10am – 10pm
444 8flr.,Phayathai Road, Wangmai, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand